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  1. D

    Best Canary Cage

    Hi, I’m new to this website, so sorry if I’m posting this in the wrong section; I’m still figuring things out. I’m getting a canary in July, but I want to make sure that I have a proper cage. For those of you that have owned a single canary before, or just have more knowledge than I do, is...
  2. TheToddicus

    First Time Bird Owner

    Hi all! I'm a first time bird owner with a hand-tame lutino cockatiel called Bambino, coming up to 6 months old. He bonded with me really quickly and now loves my partner too. We decided not to have him clipped and he's really good at flying now, he can be a bit mischievous but he's got a...
  3. Nicole Bred

    Help! Did I mess up?

    Hello! Me and my boyfriend just yesterday bought a cockatiel (3months old from a breeder) and we brought him home and he sat with me while watching my boyfriend set up his cage, he was nice and let me pet him and all this jazz and once the cage was done we put him in to clean up. But that’s...
  4. B

    Lovebird or Cockatiel?

    Hello! I'm very new to Avian Avenue, so if this isn't the correct place to ask this please inform me and I'll move it! So, about two years ago I decided I wanted a bird. And thankfully, I have done plenty of research on their care and what a huge commitment getting ANY bird is since then because...
  5. Cosette Gagne

    Molting? GCC

    Hello all! This is my first post. I've been lurking on the forums for a bit. Got my Yellow sided GCC in March of this year. He is now 6 months old. I believe he has started molting but I'm not quite sure. We have had a couple really nice, warm days here in New England. I took him for a walk...
  6. SgtNikola

    Niko, my first bird

    Hi! I just brought home my first bird last Saturday. He is a 4 year old yellow sided green cheek conure, Nikola Tesla. I picked him out 2 weeks ago, shortly after he was dropped off at the bird shop. The people who had him before needed to rehome him, and he warmed up to me pretty quickly...
  7. J

    Hi there!

    Hello! Just joined so I can ask questions and take the very best care of my new budgie Jan. I'm new to being a bird parent, so any help is appreciated!
  8. Duel

    Tips for training/taming my first bird?

    I recently got a lovebird that's around 3 months and a half old now though I got him when he was 2 months and a half. I received him with his wings clipped so I think that's why he's scared of me most of the time because he can't get away. I leave his cage open so that he comes out on his own...
  9. B

    Looking for advice on first bird

    Hello everyone! I have been interested in bird ownership for quite a while and have been doing a lot of research for the past few months. The problem I am having now is that I am not sure what type of bird would be best for me, there are so many that I am interested in. I have had some people...
  10. Memowe

    What do you think of my set up? First time bird owner

    Hi everyone! My boyfriend and I are going to be getting our first bird this Saturday. We're hoping to get either a parrotlet, cockatiel, or green cheek conure. The cage is an hq flight cage. I was hoping you'd give your thoughts on our cage! Thank you all! If you have any suggestions please let...
  11. D

    new bird owner

    hey everyone, i need some advice. so last week i got myself my first ever parrot pet - a cockatiel. he’s a male and his name is luigi. i’ve read many guides and i have a general idea on how to take proper care of him. now, i know that it is strictly not allowed to put your hand into the cage...
  12. LLaDySmokeEmz

    NEW- Birdie Mommy To-Be -HELP

    Hi Y'all! SUPER excited to be apart of this website!! I am about to be a New Bird-Mommy to-be! I NEED ADVICE!!! I have a very well-sized cage : maybe about 2.5ft H x 1.5ft W x 2ftL (est.) I have two perches somewhat lower to the cage- not at the bottom One perch dish for water (I plan on using...
  13. Pip and Gracie

    my budgie came up to my hand!

    My parakeet came up to my hand and perched. I have been reading online that to have a budgie get used to you hand, you start with you hand outside of the cage for a few days, then slowly transfer inside getting slightly closer each time. This is my forth day with her and the first day with the...
  14. L

    Pionus as a first bird?

    Hello! I’m kind of new to this forum, so I’ll introduce myself quickly. My name is Louise, and I’m hoping to get a bird soon. The thing is, I still don’t know which breed to choose! I’m still hesitating between a Pionus, a ringneck, and cockatiel. Of these three, I’ve fallen in love with the...
  15. Erestyl

    Pictures Finally got my bird, and...

    ...she is the best. I'm so happy I chose her. This is maybe an hour after bringing her home for the first time: I was completely set on a Sun or a Jenday but this little yellow sided green cheek at Petsmart decided she was going home with me, and she was right! I got her cage set up, got a...
  16. O

    How old were you when you got your first parrot?

    I'm a minor, and have researched parrots as pets for about 9 months now, I've even started to dream about them. I saw a gcc in person for the first time yesterday, and fell in love. How old were you when you got your first parrot? I'm saving up about $500 for the bird, a cage, toys, ect. Do you...
  17. Featheredfuffs

    Canary wing/Brotogeris parrot personality?

    I just read a little about the canary-wing parakeet, and they sound exactly what I'm looking for, from what I can tell. If anyone with more experience than me could add to the little list of pros and cons that I've made, that would be great! Thanks! Pros: Adventurous Affectionate Inquisitive...
  18. GabeCast

    Cockatoo as a first bird... I know, I know.

    I've always been intrigued by cockatoos. Ever since I way maybe, 7 years old when my mom's friend had an umbrella cockatoo named Hiawatha. I was told not to touch Hiawatha because he was an abused rescue who was very aggressive. But something about him made me want my own cockatoo, I couldn't...
  19. Fritzgerald16

    Meet Fritz :)

    hey guys! I am 100% new to macaws and find myself the proud owner of a Buffon's macaw (I posted about that in the new people section!) Fritz is my very loving, snuggly boy who is weirdly quiet for a macaw, he is anti-video taking XD He is absolutely perfect and an awesome addition to my family...
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